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Rally Portugal: SS12 - Loeb pulls away

SS12 – Almodovar (27.18km): Loeb pushes on to pull out an additional 11 second gap to Hirvonen, putting him 19 seconds ahead with one stage today remaining. Sordo and Petter Solberg are second and third quickest, ahead of Henning Solberg and Ostberg. Araujo retakes PWRC lead after Flodin rolled out of contention.

Top ten stage times for SS12:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 17mins 20.3secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +6.6secs M
3. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +7.9secs A8
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +11.0secs M
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +17.5secs MT
6. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +24.9secs A8
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +25.7secs MT
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +26.4secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +31.8secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +48.0secs A8

Overall times after SS12:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hrs 41mins 35.0secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +19.1secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +51.4secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +1min 45.5secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +3mins 01.8secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +3mins 12.0secs MT
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +4mins 28.6secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +4mins 33.1secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +6mins 12.3secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +8mins 47.3secs MT
11. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +14mins 44.4secs P
12. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +14mins 47.1secs A8
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +16mins 47.2secs P
14. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +16mins 48.1secs P
15. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +19mins 41.7secs
16. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +20mins 21.3secs J
17. Ricardo Teodosio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +21mins 41.4secs
18. Vitor Pascoal Peugeot 207 S2000 +22mins 34.9secs N4
19. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +24mins 28.2secs J
20. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza +25mins 07.1secs N4


Overall PWRC after SS12/ Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hrs 56mins 19.4secs P
2. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +2mins 02.8secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +2mins 03.7secs P

Overall JWRC after SS12/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 3hrs 01mins 56.3secs J
2. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +4mins 06.9secs J
3. Luca Griotti Renault Clio +9mins 09.5secs J

Notable retirements:

SS8 - Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 Stop on stage A8
SS8 - Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Stop on stage A8
SS7 - Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 Mechanical A8
SS5 - Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 Off the Road A8
SS4 - Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC Off the Road

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.


all times unofficial

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.
J – denotes JWRC entry


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